GAC Norway agreement fits the bill for CMA CGM

The Scandinavian arm of the world’s third largest container shipping company, CMA CGM, has signed a deal with GAC Norway relating to its vessels calling at the port of Oslo.

GAC Norway is set to provide agency, husbandry and NOx reporting.  The first port call under the new agreement involved the Pengalia, when the feeder vessel called at the Sjursøya Container Terminal to discharge and load cargo.

CMA CGM has a fleet of 470 vessels serving 400 commercial ports across the globe and transported an estimated 13 million TEUs during 2015.  Its vessels make 52 calls to Oslo each year to load/discharge a wide range of goods carried in containers from around the world.

Its weekly service links the Scandinavian ports of Oslo, Moss, Brevik and Gothenburg with the CMA CGM hub in Rotterdam, and beyond to its global network.

Commenting on the signing of the agreement, Stig Pederson, GAC Norway's Manager for Dry Cargo & Projects at the port of Oslo, said: “The signing of this contract with CMA CGM Scandinavia represents an important element in our strategy to establish GAC Norway as the provider of choice for agency and husbandry services in the Oslofjord.”

Sara Henriksson, head of Vessel Operations at CMA CGM Logistics in Gothenburg, confirmed: "CMA CGM has enjoyed a long-term relationship with GAC for many years, perhaps most notably in Saudi Arabia where they provided liner agency services and more recently in Dubai where we used GAC EnvironHull’s eco-friendly HullWiper hull cleaning services.

"As a global operation with a fleet of 470 vessels and 170 lines serving 400 ports, it’s essential that CMA CGM’s ship agency services provider has the reach and network to fit the bill.”